University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
03/28/17

Social Media Positions

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

We have 2 openings for creative, motivated, detail oriented students to work help us amplify our UB story on social media. Last year our social media posts were seen by over 40 million eyes.

 

  • Social Media Content and Engagement Assistant
  • Digital Researcher / Analyst Assistant

 

These are is paid positions (15-20 hours/week). These jobs are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who would like to challenge themselves to grow their creative, problem solving, storytelling, human behaviors, critical thinking, analytic or students who want to build skills in communications or assessment on social media. Humor and creativity and attention to detail are valued in our applicants.

Read about the job and what we do on www.buffalo.edu/ubsocial/opportunities/join-our-team.html or see the 2 attached job descriptions.

Please feel free to share with students or faculty members who would know of a stand out student to work with us as we continue to elevate our UB social media channel performance.

This job does not have a tuition waiver, however it is a great learning position for a experienced student with skills that they want to sharpen in this area.

 

Tuesday
03/28/17

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for summer students

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2017 in Summer Research

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

Our current projects include: online grocery store (parents), effects of exposure to food variety (adults), decision making in adults with prediabetes, family-based weight control (parents and 8-12 year old children) and children’s motivation for food and play (6-9 year old children).

 

To apply: Please send the attached questionnaire and your resume to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.

Wednesday
03/22/17

ReTree the District is Back in Action April 22!

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree The District
Planting Trees and Building the Community
Saturday, April 22
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at UDCDA Housing Office, 995 Kensington Avenue
To sign up and learn more, visit: ourheights.org/retree

We’ve hit our 1,000 tree goal, but we’re not stopping yet! Help us continue to plant trees and build community across University District.

Join your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues on Earth Day for ReTree the District’s Spring 2017 planting day! Help us plant 80 trees across Buffalo’s University District.

The Spring 2017 planting will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the UDCDA’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue at 9AM to register for the day.

Please pre-register for the day by visiting the ReTree website or filling out this form. If you are bringing a group, please have each group member fill out the form.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Without the support of volunteers like you, ReTree the District would not be possible! 

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.

Wednesday
03/22/17

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and 13th Annual Graduate School Info Program July 27-29

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference & 13th Annual Graduate School Information Program
July 2
7-29, 2017
To be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, New York!

Two of our confirmed keynote speakers include:

David Stovall, PhD

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scholar of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies

Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholar of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, and Hip Hop Pedagogy

Our conference will again be offering: inspiring speakers; workshops; oral and poster presentations; a Graduate School Opportunities Fair; a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program; the popular Maid of the Mist Boat Tour; and much more!  Prizes, for students, are awarded throughout the Conference!!

This year, we will be offering an optional Pre-Conference Event on Thursday morning (July 27, 2017) at the University at Buffalo.

 The two options will include either:

 A  Guided Walking Tour of our North Campus or

 A School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) tour for those interested in our Engineering Graduate School Programs

 This event will include transportation from and back to the Conference Center in Niagara Falls.

 Please note that our Preliminary Conference Agenda can be located on the Conference Website!

 

Registration (same rate as last year) is now open for this 3-day event and the early bird registration fee of $350 applies to paid registrations received by June 24, 2017.

A general registration fee of $375 applies to paid registrations received on or after June 25, 2017.

This year’s Conference continues to promise you and your students a wonderful opportunity to:

Share/Present faculty-supervised research (Oral and Poster formats)

 Participate in workshops

 Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program that includes meetings with Program Faculty/Staff/Students based on your graduate field of interest

 Enjoy and Interact with inspirational speakers and panels

 Survey a large number of graduate schools, from across the nation, at our Graduate School Opportunities Fair, and

 Experience the culture and beauty of the Niagara Falls area including opportunities to visit area attractions

 As always, it is our intent that your students will leave motivated and invigorated by a rich conference atmosphere. 

 Student presenters and non-presenters are welcome to attend this conference for inspiration, education, networking, and cultural enrichment! 

 All undergraduate researchers are welcome including, but not limited to, those from McNair; SSS; LSAMP; and CSTEP Programs

Everyone interested in attending the Conference should visit our website at http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair/conference/index.php

While there, please complete and submit your online registration form before June 25, 2017

The summer is a very popular time for tourism in this area, so we encourage you to register for the Conference soon and “lock in” your hotel accommodations for single or double rooms ($152.00/night) while our block of rooms are still being held at the Sheraton At The Falls. Reservations can be made by calling 1-716-285-3361 or 1-866-961-3780 (please tell them that you are a part of the McNair Conference as we are receiving a dramatic discount) or for even faster service, simply click on the following link: Sheraton At The Falls

***Please be advised that the hotel has established a new policy requiring anyone using a purchase order to send them in 2 weeks in advance so that their Accounting Department has time to approve them***.

Wednesday
03/15/17

The HSBC Scholars Program

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

2017 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide financial support, mentoring, training, networking and potential internship opportunities to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field. The Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to MediaPlanet (June 2012), most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. Scholars focused on STEM or business-related academic programs are likely to benefit from program engagement opportunities such as networking, resume building and mentoring. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

Criteria for HSBC Scholar Applicants:

– GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

– Major in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see attached list of eligible majors.

– Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.

– Enrollment as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2017-2018 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student).

*Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible to apply.

Requirements:

– Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components including: an on-campus welcome reception, financial literacy workshop and cultural event, and a virtual accelerated excellence webinar series.

– Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses). Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school and may be used for relevant school fees, including tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and books.

– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the scholarship award.

Applications to become an HSBC Scholar are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 24:

Completed online application form, including:

– A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)

– Response to the following question:

You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)

– One letter of recommendation from a faculty member emailed directly to fellowships@buffalo.edu

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Wednesday
03/15/17

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2017 in Academic Presentations

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Are you hungry for empowerment? The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is sponsoring a brown bag, noon time lecture series that explores gender differences in STEM careers. Our featured speakers will share their insights and challenge your assumptions. Bring your lunch and a friend!

Presenter: Dr. Laura Amo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management Science and Systems, School of Management

Abstract: Opportunities in Cybersecurity, Discussing Gender Differences

Cybersecurity engagement and awareness applies to everyone, but opportunities to study and train in cybersecurity areas are limited within our educational system. In turn, there is a lack of cyber talent in the USA, and there is low representation of women in cyber fields. Please join Dr. Amo as she discusses her research in cybersecurity, the scale she developed to measure cybersecurity engagement and self-efficacy, and findings with regard to closing the gender gap through opportunities to engage in cyber activities.

This brown bag lunch lecture is hosted by the Office of Student Life and is located in 240 Student Union. Admission is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Lunch is not included.

To register: http://bit.ly/2mO70Eb

Wednesday
03/15/17

The Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring (REALM) Program

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2017 in Academics, Career Opportunities

Student Engagement and Career Services are currently in the process of recruiting and selecting students to participate in the NYC REALM (Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring) Program which will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. REALM is a full-day career shadowing experience for UB students who are interested in learning about leadership in the context of a professional setting.

Successful applicants will be paired with a professional in the New York City metropolitan region and will shadow that professional for the day and will observe what leadership qualities and skills have made that person successful.

This is an opportunity for students to network and develop a mentoring relationship with a professional in their desired field or area of interest and to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a particular industry.

Students who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity must apply by completing the following steps:

  1. Students must attend a mandatory informational session about the NYC REALM program. This is a logistics orientation, along with a Q&A session. All informational sessions are held in 235 Student Union:

Tuesday, March 14th at 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 PM

Monday, March 27th at 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM

 

  1. After attending an information session, students can submit an application via UBLinked by clicking here à https://buffalo.collegiatelink.net/form/start/123369. Please note: if a student applies without attending an info session, their application will not be considered.
  2. Once the application is reviewed, students will be contacted by a Student Engagement staff member to set up a 20-minute interview.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are due by Saturday, April 1st.

If there are any questions, please email leadub@buffalo.edu or visit Student Engagement, 235 Student Union, North Campus.

Monday
03/13/17

2017 HSBC Scholars Program for Rising Juniors and Seniors Deadline is April 24

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The HSBC Scholars Program

2017 Scholarship Application for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The HSBC Scholars Program was established in 2013 by HSBC Bank as an initiative to provide financial support, mentoring, training, networking and potential internship opportunities to students with unmet financial need pursuing a full-time education in a STEM or business-related field. The Program will promote a positive attitude and incorporate HSBC’s core values of being open, dependable and connected.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the preparation of students in competencies and skills in the four disciplines. According to MediaPlanet (June 2012), most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. The HSBC Scholars Program places special emphasis on technology and math within STEM, and also considers students majoring in business-related academic programs. Scholars focused on STEM or business-related academic programs are likely to benefit from program engagement opportunities such as networking, resume building and mentoring. A list of UB eligible majors is attached.

Criteria for HSBC Scholar Applicants:

– GPA of 3.0 or higher.

– U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

– Major in a STEM or business-related academic program field. Please see attached list of eligible majors.

– Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA.

– Enrollment as a full-time junior or senior* at UB for the 2017-2018 academic year (third or fourth year student, with at least one academic semester completed at UB as a full-time student).

*Students graduating in December 2017 are not eligible to apply.

Requirements:

– Agree to participate in all HSBC Scholars Program components including: an on-campus welcome reception, financial literacy workshop and cultural event, and a virtual accelerated excellence webinar series.

– Use the scholarship funds for qualifying educational expenses during fall/spring (scholarship funds cannot be applied to study abroad or summer expenses). Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school and may be used for relevant school fees, including tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and books.

– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the scholarship award.

Applications to become an HSBC Scholar are due by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 24:

Completed online application form, including:

– A resume (include information regarding your academic achievements, involvement in campus and community organizations, work experience, and special talents and interests)

– Response to the following question:

You’ve now completed a significant amount of college work towards your educational goals. How has your college experience allowed you to plan for the future? Where and what do you see yourself doing five years from now? Explain your vision and how you are working toward this goal in a short essay. (Maximum 500 words)

– One letter of recommendation from a faculty member emailed directly to fellowships@buffalo.edu

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Monday
03/13/17

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice Saturday, April 1 in 240 SU

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice
Building a shared language of racial justice and the LGBTQ community

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
*Food will be provided*

Register on the IDC’s UBLinked Page

Sponsored by the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Monday
03/13/17

Biological Sciences Informational Meeting

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Academics

The Biological Sciences Department will hold two informational sessions for Biological Sciences Intended students on the dates listed below in Knox 110. During these meetings information regarding acceptance criteria, advising, opportunities within the department and more will be shared.

 

Wednesday March 29th from 2-3:50

Wednesday April 5th at 2:00 – 3:50